The latest Orbital newsletter
Welcome to Honorary Professorial Fellow Ezat Khoshdel
We are pleased to announce Ezat Khoshdel has been appointed as an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the department. Ezat has been a long-standing collaborator with the department with multiple projects over 25 years. Ezat has recently retired from Unilever where he was the inventor of over 150 patents, the largest number of any Unilever employee. Ezat will be more than happy to discuss ideas and work across the department and add to our impact activities. Ezat can be contacted on E.Khoshdel@warwick.ac.uk and will next be in the department on October 11th when he gives a lecture to our new Polymer MSc cohort.
The survival mechanisms of polar fish have led researchers in Chemistry and Warwick Medical School to develop a revolutionary approach to ‘freeze’ bacteria, with potential applications within the food industry, organ transportation and medicine - as well as in laboratory research.
Environmentally friendly plastic packaging could be in the shops in future, thanks to research undertaken by Professor Tim Bugg's group.
Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence
Congratulations to the two members of the Chemistry department who were winners of WATE awards. From the staff, Russ Kitson; and from the PhD student body, Nat Das Neves Rodrigues (From Vas Stavros' group). Read the interview with Russ Kitson here.
These awards were established to recognise the commitment, dedication and innovation of our academic staff - and also our more junior colleagues from the PhD student body - in supporting learning and teaching in the department.
Congratulations to you both!
Pint of Science write-up and Tweet-based storyline
In case anyone missed it here is a link to a write-up by volunteers at Coventry’s first three-day Pint of Science event that featured leading lights from Chemistry, associated groups and alumni including
And an assembly of Tweets from the events in Wakelet.